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Brit's Lawyer to Judge -- You're Not a Pop Star

11/8/2007 2:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears' lawyer has just told the Commissioner in the custody case that he just don't understand what it takes to be a pop star.

As TMZ first reported, K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, went to court this morning, arguing that Brit's visitation should be modified because she's violating the order requiring her to respond to the drug-testing people within an hour of the time they call.

High-powered lawyer Anne Kiley, who reps Brit, told the judge her client has received calls as early as 8:00 AM. Kiley said pop stars don't get up that early, adding, "You are not a pop star with a number one album, so you don't know." The courtroom erupted in laughter.

Apparently, Kiley got her message across, because the Commish is open to a more flexible timetable that works for Brit.

They're back in court at 10:30 AM PST. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Both sides came back to court and told the judge they had not yet reached an agreement. They said they needed more time to talk and will present a complete plan to the court by Tuesday at Noon.

Commissioner Gordon reiterated that Britney Spears must provide a single, working telephone number to be called in for drug testing. K-Fed's attorney told the court that of the 14 calls from the company assigned to perform the random tests on the popwreck, she failed to respond eight times. The Commish did not change the current visitation order, so everything remains as he ordered on October 26. One item he did order: Brit must notify her lawyer immediately when she changes her cell phone number. Apparently, she changes her number as often as she changes her clothes, and he's over it! He told her attorney that she must then immediately contact Kevin's lawyer, and then call the drug testing facility. That's some phone tree!

The judge told her lawyer, "Basically, the testing facility needs a number they can call and get a response."

They'll be back in court on November 26.

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gizzmo    

OMG, not I heard it all....kill her!

2465 days ago
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Stan    

Oh Brother, its called responsibility. Can I use that excuse that I'm a drunk and can't get to court before 11:00AM because I'm passed out?

2477 days ago
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dave    

i enjoy looking at brits chunky butt. mmmmmm

2477 days ago
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ok then    

This is the best excuse her lawyer can come up with? Really? A pop star with a number one album? What do the Eagles have to do with this?

2477 days ago
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Sick of It All    

If she has kids shouldn't she be up by that time? WTF?????

2477 days ago
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Some Faustkateer    

So you get out of bed and go!! This woman is crazy. I can't believe the Commish fell for this.

2477 days ago
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JEN    

BRITT, WE LOVE YOU. YOUR THE BEST. AND SCREW ALL THE HATERS.
JUST KEEP ON MAKING MONEY. BE CRAZY DO WHATEVER YOU WANT.
YOUR DA BEST.
LOVE YA
JEN

2477 days ago
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brandy    

um, she doesn't have a number one album...

2477 days ago
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rachel    

She obviously does NOT want the kids at all. Got drugs?

2477 days ago
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JudyPhd    

As long as the Judge is ordering that Brit pay K-Fed's legal bills, shouldn't there also be some kind of arrangement to prevent his lawyers from continuously coming to court with silly requests....after all, each time they come in the ching-ching bill does not go to their client. Seems to me that this leaves open the possibility of his lawyers doing things solely for monetary gain. If they knew KFed had to pay them....why do I think they'd be in court less often???

2477 days ago
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Dean Martin    

Britney Spears' lawyer has just told the Commissioner in the custody case that he Just ***don't*** understand what it takes to be a pop star.

The lawyers getting Brit itius


FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2477 days ago
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Disturbed    

2 Little kids and they 'laugh off' the fact that 8:00 am is too early for her to get up? Are you serious? It's well known there is no tour or promoting for her "#1 album" - so why can't she get up early with her kids? Oh that's right, too much partying and driving around to gas stations. THE JUDGE NEEDS TO READ TMZ!

2477 days ago
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Heather    

What the hell!?!

Is this even for real? Let one of us talk like that in a court room and see how far that gets us. She is a pop star and can't up at 8am? More like she is a god damn nutcase that doesn't know when to stay home and go to bed at a decent time so she can get up at a decent time and function/live a normal life.

2477 days ago
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TMZ FAN    

I want to be a pop star !!!! .. Don't wake me up before 8am !!! (thanks)

2477 days ago
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Joanne    

Why can't pop stars be on the time table the rest of us are on?? We dont get special treatment!!!

2477 days ago
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